Average UK teenager owns six digital devices – and love creating content!

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Average UK teenager owns six digital devices – and love creating content!

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Posted on: 09/12/2013

The average UK teenager owns six digital devices and regularly creates online content a survey has stated.

The poll carried out for IT firm Logicalis, showed that 84% of the teenagers polled own a smartphone, 78% owned a laptop and 51% a tablet device.

And with Facebook, YouTube and Twitter coming in as the top three apps being used, the survey suggests that two-thirds of UK teenagers are creating and actively sharing their own videos and content.

Some 28% of the 1,004 13- to 17-year-olds questioned also feel ICT is key to their future career, revealed the poll.

The research was carried out in order to try and establish the ‘digital footprint’ of young people today.

And those teenagers responded by saying they expect the country to continue to update its devices and technology in order to keep up with their generation’s habits.

Interestingly, ICT and the sciences also took two of the top four places when the teenagers were asked for their ‘most important subjects’.

“It’s clear that this generation are more than just consumers of digital content, they are also creators,” said the survey. “However that does not necessarily mean we have a generation of coders and IT developers in our midst.”

One in 10 of the boys polled have created an app, whereas a third of all of those polled would like to.

The research also calls for this current interest in coding to be harnessed immediately.

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